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10000 Year Old Clock

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced yesterday that it has begun construction on a massive 10,000-year clock located inside a West Texas mountain. It will stand 500-feet tall and is powered by the Earth's thermal cycles. The project has been in the works for nearly three decades, and is designed to tick once a year. The century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. Continue reading for the construction video and more information.

"Installation has begun - 500 ft tall, all mechanical, powered by day/night thermal cycles, synchronized at solar noon, a symbol for long-term thinking - the 10000YearClock is coming together thx to the genius of Danny Hillis, Zander Rose & the whole Clock team," said Jeff Bezos in a tweet.

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